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Community and Partnership Ensure Backpacks of Hope Continue

BY MELANIE WADE – A total of $18,361.10 was donated to the River Valley Regional Foodbank out of Fort to support Polk County’s Backpack Program for Kids on Thursday, January 11 at the monthly meeting of the Mena Lioness Lions Club. The funds were raised through the Lioness’ annual fundraising efforts and their partnership with Pulse Multi-Media through the Harvest ...

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Lunch and Learn: Fermentation 101

The Polk County Extension Service will offer Fermentation 101 on Tuesday, January 23 at the Extension Education Center from 12-1 p.m. This is the first in a series of Lunch and Learn programs. The class will explore basic health benefits and the process of fermenting things such as cabbage, cucumbers, milk and other vegetables. The byproducts of fermentation have received a lot of publicity in the ...

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City Ponders Future of Proposed North Morgan Street

City Ponders Future of Proposed North Morgan Street BY MELANIE WADE – The proposed North Morgan Street project has hit another speed bump in its long debated existence between the City of Mena and the Arkansas Highway Commission. Mena City Council had approved an initial cost of the project several years ago, however, since so many years have passed without ...

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CASA and Team Pulse Wear Blue for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

BY MELANIE BUCK – CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates] of the Ouachitas Director Cynthia Martin encouraged community members to wear the color blue on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in support of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In an proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on December 29, 2017, it stated, “During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, ...

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Alstons Attend 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention

Luke and Deedee Alston of Holly Springs Homestead, LLC, and their sons Ryan and Drake represented Polk County Farm Bureau at the 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention Jan. 6-9 in Nashville, Tenn. The Alston Family was also recently announced as the Arkansas State Farm Family of the Year, a first for a Polk County family. American Farm Bureau Federation’s ...

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Exchange Student Presents Cultural Program to Lioness

BY ILANA BURK – Alina Tekinova, an exchange student from Kyrgyzstan, presented a stunning presentation to the Mena Lioness Lions Club at Limetree Restaurant on Thursday, January 11th.  She shared a variety of cultural facts about her country, which is located in Central Asia, including dress, government, population, religion, natural landscape, and much more. She wore her traditional Kyrgyz girl’s ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 8-14, 2018

January 8, 2018 Arrested was Robert A. Hamilton, 30, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant. Arrested was Kristi H. Green, 24, of Talihina, OK, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear. January 9, 2018 Report from a Vandervoort woman that her 13-year-old son was missing.  Investigation continues into his whereabouts. Report from a Mena woman of the theft ...

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Charlie Leoy “Big Dad” Slater

Charlie Leoy “Big Dad” Slater of Mena, Arkansas went to be with his Lord Monday, January 15, 2018 surrounded by his family, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charlie was born June 6, 1943 in Waldron, Arkansas to Charlie Slater and Edna Elizabeth McEntire Slater. Charlie was 74 years old. He adored his precious dog, Little Bit and love to go fishing, ...

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New Life to be Breathed into Old Middle School Building

BY MELANIE WADE – Plans are underway for the development of the old Mena Middle School building that has sat empty on Mena Street since a tornado ripped through town on April 9, 2009. Following the devastation, a local man, Walter Deetz, purchased the building and has extensively repaired it; however, selling the property or deciding on what to do ...

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State Auditor to Rotary: “Join the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt”

BY MELANIE WADE – State Auditor Andrea Lea was the guest speaker at the weekly luncheon of the Rotary Club of Mena/Polk County on Thursday, January 11, and covered several topics, including the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, of which she encourages everyone to participate. Lea has served as the state’s 40th auditor since 2014. In her role, she serves as ...

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